Last night Jon Stewart poked more fun at the "extremely pokeable" Rick Sanchez, who got fired from CNN Friday after he called Jon Stewart a bigot, implied that Jews control the media, and said his bosses discriminated against him because he was Hispanic and were leaving jobs for "the high-profile white guys." In his now-infamous radio interview, Sanchez also derided Stewart for "growing up in a suburban middle class suburban home." Here's Stewart's response, with priceless "vintage photo" of him as a fancy-boy riding a penny farthing to the Cotillion:
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After a hilarious montage of Sanchez intercut with clips of Steve Carell in The Office—highlighting similarities between the two buffoons—Stewart hopes that CNN will fill Sanchez's time slot with substantive news programming, thus "starving parasites like Stewart." CUT TO: Parker Spitzer promo!
However, IRL, Sanchez apparently apologized to Stewart; the now-unemployed talk show host's wife said on Facebook, “jon was gracious and called rick, ‘thin-skinned.’ he’s right. rick feels horrible that in an effort to make a broader point about the media, his exhaustion from working 14 hr days for 2 mo. straight, caused him to mangle his thought process inartfully. he got caught up in the banter and deeply apologizes to anyone who was offended by his unintended comments."